ROCKFORD – Two Rockford teens have been charged with multiple offenses after a single-car crash Wednesday night on the city’s east side.
At 10:34 p.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle near Reid Farm Road and Academy Trail. As officers approached the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed onto North Perryville Road.
A short time later, another Rockford Police officer observed the same vehicle crash into a pole at the intersection of Alpine Road and Broadway.
“The occupants fled from the vehicle, but were taken into custody after a brief foot
pursuit,” Rockford Police Public Information Director Michelle Marcomb said in a release. “During the investigation, two handguns were also recovered.”
Quavion Taylor, 19, of Rockford, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon; aggravated fleeing to elude; aggravated fleeing to elude; and resisting an officer.
A 16-year-old male from Rockford is also charged aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and resting. He’s also charged with possession of cannabis.
Taylor was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The juvenile taken to the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center. His name and photo of the suspect were not provided because of his age.